Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
St. Theresa Point
It is one of three settlements located around Island Lake. The Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of St. Theresa Point is the largest of the three Anishinabe settlements located around Island Lake. According to the 2011 census the population of St. Theresa Point was 2,871. The population increased by 239 from the 2006 census. The city has 562 housing units with 524 occupied, which gives St. Theresa Point a 5.5 per persons per housing unit average, which is normal for Chippewa settlements. The Anishinabe language is spoken widely at St. Theresa Point. In fact, at least 2,605 people living there speak some degree of Anishinabe. Over 25% of the labor force is unemployed. Many of the settlements citizens still rely on fishing, hunting, and trapping. The location of the community is an isolated one. Climate conditions are influenced by Island Lake of course, and nearby Hudson Bay and Lake Winnipeg. There are short mild to warm summers and long bitterly cold winters. During the cold winter months, it is common for the people of all three Anishinabe settlements located around Island Lake, to use their cars to drive over frozen Island Lake. It does quicken up their travel times. Below is a link to a google earth photograph of St. Theresa Point.